Some companies fear “throttling”—a deliberate slowing—which may become more frequently used by the ISPs.
The strong monopolies have in this way been able to strengthen their hands for the purpose of throttling their weak competitors.
Vain were the trooper's struggles to free himself from that throttling grip.
He pulled Jason from the chair with a single motion, holding him by the neck, throttling him.
One man was upon his back, throttling him so that he could not utter a cry.
throttling to quarter-speed they skirted the south shore of the island and nosed their way along the coast.
And you who smashed the window-pane while your aunt was throttling me?
This action is called wire-drawing the steam, and the governor is called a throttling governor.
But he was ashamed of himself, and felt as if something tight was throttling him.
It would seem as if these spheres of influence had become linked together into a chain for throttling purposes.
"strangle to death," c.1400, probably from Middle English throte "throat" (see throat). Related: Throttled; throttling. The noun, in the mechanical sense, is first recorded 1870s, from throttle-valve (1824), but was used earlier as a synonym for "throat" (1540s); it appears to be an independent formation, not derived from the verb.